Journalist - TV

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC News NI is recruiting a journalist to join the team producing our TV News output. You will be expected to work on the production of daily output and help in planning material for future programmes.

The successful candidate will have ; a high standard of written English, evidence of reporting concise and accurate news stories and a track record of original journalism.  You will also carry out research, record interviews, write scripts and prepare bulletins exercising editorial and legal judgement.

Role Responsibility

  • You will be expected to prepare items for TV news up to and including the preparation of bulletins.
  • You will be required to write scripts for TV news and construct running orders when required.
  • You will work on the development and gathering required for first class TV packages and lives.
  • You will be expected to make effective use of graphics.
  • You will be required to contribute ideas for coverage and to bring in original journalism.  

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you should be able to evidence the following in your application: 

Experience of the production methods used in TV news including high quality scripting, interviewing and production to tight deadlines

Experience of operating in a live TV gallery.

Able to use editorial judgement to bring in and suggest original stories and ideas that serve our audience.

Able to handle breaking news, pre-and post-production work including the use of a range of broadcast equipment.

Thorough knowledge of affairs of Northern Ireland, the wider UK, and the Republic of Ireland.

Knowledge of the law as it affects broadcast journalism.

Package Description

Band: C 
Contract type: 6 month Attachment/FTC
Location: Belfast 

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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